MS Noordam, a Holland Cruise Lines ship, maneuver away from Pier-10 without the help of any tugboats. Azipod propulsion units enable the giant ship to delicately ease her way into, and out of very tight spaces. It's still amazing to watch such a large vessel do this.
Canopus Leader car carrier made a port call. Click on the photo to get a closer look at the crewmen in the orange coveralls standing at the opening below the ship's name. I have no idea how many automobiles this vessel can carry, but it must be A LOT.
Solar Impulse 2, and her incredible round-the-world flight on solar power alone. Not a single drop of fossil fuel will be consumed. She departed O'ahu not long ago, and arrived at Mountain View, California, two-and-a-half days later, thanks in-part, to strong tail winds. Click on the link to see some truly magnificent photos of this remarkable aircraft flying above the Golden Gate Bridge and other famous norther California sights. What a great story!!!!! This photo is courtesy of Hawaii News Now, a local television news program.
That's it for now. The painting continues, and today I gave Halen his portrait finally, with the caveat that he can live with it for awhile, but must return it for signing and any changes he'd like to see. I have a feeling he's wise to my habits and I'll never see it again. That's okay, I guess. He's waited a very long time for it to be done and was exceptionally understanding of my quirks. What quirks!
Hope you all have a nice weekend! Tomorrow is another "Aloha Friday" here!